Benjamin Edwards

Associate Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration


Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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Wealth Management
Kathy Piniewski is adamant that she wasn’t looking for her investments to make her rich. Piniewski, who worked in a suburb of Buffalo, N.Y., while spending part of each year in Florida, told she’d managed her retirement savings well—she had an IRA and annuity through Bank of America.
Human Rights Magazine
Corporate political donations now raise a mix of ethical, legal, and business issues.
Investment News
When the Biden administration nominated Gary Gensler to be SEC chair, Knut Rostad had high hopes that the agency would fortify fiduciary duty, the standard of care for investment advisers that he has devoted his professional life to defending.
Mother Jones
Back in November 2021, cryptocurrencies, which saw a huge surge during most of the pandemic, suddenly began to nosedive. Joe Hovde, a New York-based data scientist, decided that this might be his moment to buy into crypto: He took a risk on the price plunge and bought some Ethereum, the next most popular crypto asset after Bitcoin, on Coinbase, a crypto exchange. 

Articles Featuring Benjamin Edwards

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Campus News | February 3, 2021

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Campus News | November 5, 2020

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